AP - ap.online.headlines.health http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.health News Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:33:00 -0500 Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:14:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/20/AS--NKorea-Ebola.Fears/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS--NKorea-Ebola.Fears c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3648 TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confirmed the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon. FDA OKs Cubist antibiotic for serious infections Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:40:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/US--Cubist-Antibiotic.Approved/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Cubist-Antibiotic.Approved c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3398 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine to fight complex infections in the abdomen and urinary tract, the fourth antibiotic the agency has approved since May. Prepackaged caramel apples linked to 4 deaths Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:52:36 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/US--Caramel.Apples-Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Caramel.Apples-Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2fc2 WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are warning consumers to avoid prepackaged caramel apples because they are linked to four deaths and more than two dozen illnesses in 10 states. FDA approves AbbVie combo hepatitis C treatment Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:32:12 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/US--AbbVie-Hepatitis.Drug/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--AbbVie-Hepatitis.Drug c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:3397 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Patients with chronic hepatitis C have a new option for treating the liver-damaging virus, with the approval of a combination treatment developed by AbbVie. US nurse exposed to Ebola released from DC hospital Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:21:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/20/US-Ebola-Exposure-Patient/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-Ebola-Exposure-Patient c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:33cc BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — The National Institutes of Health says an American nurse who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone has been released from the hospital. Flu season, early again, hitting hard in South and Midwest Fri, 19 Dec 2014 15:17:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/US-MED-Flu-Season/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED-Flu-Season c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:31ff NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say the flu is now hitting hard in parts of the country, especially the South and Midwest. UN chief visits Ebola-ravaged West African nations Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:56:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/AF-Ebola-West-Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF-Ebola-West-Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:30a5 MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Minnesota links caramel apples, 2 listeria deaths Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:34:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/19/US--Caramel.Apples-Listeria/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Caramel.Apples-Listeria c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2d8f MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota health officials say two people died and two others became ill this fall after eating prepackaged caramel apples contaminated with the bacterium listeria. Correction: Meningitis Outbreak story Thu, 18 Dec 2014 14:47:38 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US--Meningitis.Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Meningitis.Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:20f6 BOSTON (AP) — In a story Dec. 17 about arrests in a deadly meningitis outbreak, The Associated Press erroneously reported Stuart Delery's title. He is the acting associate attorney general, not an assistant U.S. attorney. Ebola: 11th Sierra Leone doctor dies; fire destroys supplies Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:01:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/18/AF--Ebola-West.Africa/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AF--Ebola-West.Africa c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27a4 FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — One of Sierra Leone's most senior physicians died Thursday from Ebola, the 11th doctor in the country to succumb to the disease, a health official said. Irish face new abortion row over brain-dead woman Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:57:10 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/18/EU--Ireland-Abortion/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Ireland-Abortion c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:283f DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is debating its ban on abortion again as doctors keep a brain-dead pregnant woman on life support, awaiting a judge's verdict on what do to with the living fetus. Cambodian villagers angry over HIV outbreak Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:47:01 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/18/AS-Cambodia-HIV-Outbreak/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_AS-Cambodia-HIV-Outbreak c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:288b PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's prime minister appealed Thursday to villagers in northwestern Cambodia not to lynch an unlicensed medical practitioner who they suspect caused more than 100 people to become infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. European court rules obesity can be a disability Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:15:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/18/EU--Europe-Obesity.Ruling/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_EU--Europe-Obesity.Ruling c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:27cd LONDON (AP) — Obesity can be a disability, the European Court of Justice ruled Thursday — a decision that could have widespread consequences across the 28-nation bloc for the way in which employers deal with severely overweight staff. Supplement maker admits lying about ingredients Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:05:34 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/NJ-Dietary-Supplement-Scheme-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_NJ-Dietary-Supplement-Scheme- c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:23f4 NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the owner and president of a dietary supplement company has admitted his role in the sale of diluted and adulterated dietary ingredients and supplements sold by his company. 5 things to know: Alcohol calorie labels on menus Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:58:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US--Calories.on.Menus-Alcohol-5.Things/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US--Calories.on.Menus-Alcohol-5.Things c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:23b3 WASHINGTON (AP) — Want to know how many calories are in that alcoholic drink you're about to order? You might be able to find out just by reading the menu. NY suit: Help transit riders with limited English Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:43:09 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US-NYC-Transit-Discrimination-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-NYC-Transit-Discrimination-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:23c9 NEW YORK (AP) — A lawsuit says it's seeking to end discrimination by the New York City Transit Authority against people with limited English who try to use a program providing transportation to those with disabilities. A fresh setback for efforts to cure HIV infection Wed, 17 Dec 2014 17:09:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US-MED--HIV.Cure/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--HIV.Cure c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2390 Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died. Experts: It was a busy, black-eye year for disease control Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:39:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US-YE-MED-Public-Health-and-Contagions/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-YE-MED-Public-Health-and-Contagions c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:2284 NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are celebrating some important victories in 2014, and Time magazine even named Ebola fighters the persons of the year. Nevertheless, this was a black-eye year for public health. UN chief heading to West Africa to see response to Ebola Wed, 17 Dec 2014 15:49:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/UN-United-Nations-West-Africa-Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_UN-United-Nations-West-Africa-Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:22fe UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday he's heading to West Africa to demonstrate the U.N.'s solidarity with the countries most affected by the Ebola outbreak and to see for himself how the world is responding. Study: Removing clot helps limit stroke disability Wed, 17 Dec 2014 14:50:20 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/health/2014/12/17/US-MED--Stroke.Treatments/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_health_US-MED--Stroke.Treatments c9d8ec1afb93944a:-4821094a:149e26d1966:223d For the first time in two decades, a new treatment has been shown to limit the damage from a common type of stroke. Researchers in the Netherlands found that mechanically removing a clot in addition to using a standard clot-busting medicine lowered the risk that a stroke sufferer would end up seriously disabled.